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Friday, October 29, 2010

Montaluce Winery & Estates

Montaluce Winery, Restaurant & Estates is a touch of Tuscany in North Georgia.  Tony and I enjoyed the gorgeous view of the mountains and vineyards over a glass of wine, gourmet salad, and flat bread pizza made in a brick oven.   We toured beautiful estates and the winery for an enjoyable day.   The community is a perfect retreat from the bustle of city life with a flair of Italy and Napa Valley in the mix.  To learn more about the winery or estates, just click on the following link:  http://www.montaluce.com/
















Sunday, October 24, 2010

The New Ten Best Places to Retire

Looking for a great place to retire, check out The Ten Best Places to Retire listed in SmartMoney.com.  Want a beautiful mountain setting?   Check out Asheville, North Carolina or Boulder, Colorado.  Want outstanding beauty from red rock cliffs to canyon rivers?  Try Prescott, Arizona.   Ready to move to a great golf community?  Auburn, Alabama is perfect for you. For more info:   http://www.smartmoney.com/Personal-Finance/Retirement/the-new-best-places-to-retire/

Thursday, October 21, 2010

WCR Guest Speaker Brandon L. Beach


 Brandon Beach spoke today at the Women's council of Realtors meeting on our economy and W. E. T. or Water, Education, ad Transportation in Georgia.  Our President of the WCR - Atlanta Chapter, Judy Harper, introduced Brandon Beach, CEO and President of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, who gave an economic forecast for our area and state.   Did you know water could be stored under ground in limestone rock?   It was really an informative meeting.

Here are some pictures from the WCR luncheon at the City Club of Buckhead: 




Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Harry Norman, Realtors 80th Birthday Party

Dan Palmer, CEO of Harry Norman, Realtors, talked about Miss Emmie's vision and welcomed everyone  including special guest speaker, Senator Johnny Isakson to the Atlanta History Center to celebrate Harry Norman, Realtors 80th birthday.  Senator Isakson spoke about his father and Harry Norman.  Everyone had a wonderful time including me (Pam Santoro).

Monday, October 18, 2010

Mortgage Mess for Homeowners

Lots of homeowners are getting a reprieve on their foreclosures if even for a short period.  Bank of Ameria and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. are halting foreclosures while they investigate the processes leading to homeowner foreclosures.   For more info, read the Wall Street Journal article entitled:   Homeowners in Limbo:   http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303892704575557081956987498.html?mod=ITP_moneyandinvesting_0

Sunday, October 10, 2010

National Flood Insurance Program Extended

Great news for everyone!   Congress unanimously approved a one year extension for the National Flood Insurance Program through September 30, 2011.   For more NFIP info:   http://www.realtor.org/government_affairs/flood_update

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

GNFCC Golf Classic October 4th

Pam Santoro took candid photographs at the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic presented by Northside Hospital  on Monday, October 4th at the Alpharetta Athletic Club.   It was a beautiful day for golf with  blue skies, lots of sunshine, golfers, volunteers and corporate sponsors.   There was even a knight from Medieval Times.   Debbie Ryals from the GNFCC office organized a great event with Business After Hours at the end of the tournament.   Here are some of the volunteers, sponsors and golfers: